Great sporting moments are taking place throughout February and March 2011.
Rugby, cricket, golf, athletics, rowing, racing, football and Formula 1 make weekends more entertaining. Whether you prefer watching the big screen, wrapping up for the ultimate weekend freeze or getting the mates around with a few tinnies and a decently hot curry, we’ve listed a few events to help you plan.
It’s an action packed few weeks with the Six Nations continuing, the Boat Race and the start of the F1 season.
Having once acted as Cox from Henley to Oxford, as the shortest and lightest person in the group at the time (the actual cox had quaffed too many tinnies the night before), I marvel at the lightest ever coxes; Francis Archer (Cambridge 1862) and Hart Massey (Oxford 1939) who both weighed in at a meagre 5 stone 2 lbs (32.66 kilos). It’s heartening to hear that there is now a 55kg weight limit for coxes in The Boat Race. This compares wildly with the 2007 Cambridge Blue Boat and their heaviest oarsman, Thorsten Engelmann, the stroke man who weighed in at 17 stone 6lbs (110.8 kilos). That’s real dedication to duty.
Rugby – Six Nations
26 Feb – Italy v Wales, England v France
27 Feb – Scotland v Ireland
12 Mar – Italy v France, Wales v Ireland
13 Mar – England v Scotland
19 Mar – Scotland v Italy, Ireland v England, France v Wales
25 to 27 Mar – Hong Kong Sevens
19 Feb to 2 Apr – World Cup: India / Sri Lanka / Bangladesh
23-27 February World Matchplay Championship
4 to 6 Mar – Euro Indoor Championships
20 Mar – World Cross Country Championships
26 Mar – The Boat Race
15 to 18 Mar – The Cheltenham Festival
26 Mar – The Dubai World Cup
27 Feb – The League Cup Final
23 Mar – European Qualifiers: Wales v England
13 Mar – Bahrain Grand Prix
27 Mar – Australian Grand Prix
To download this list, click this link – Great sporting moments